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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

The first bat mitzvah was 100 years ago. Opened doors for Jewish women ever since

The first bat mitzvah was 100 years ago. Opened doors for Jewish women ever since

Lisa Fishbayn Joffe, Brandeis University March 15, 2022

March 18, 2022, marks the 100th anniversary of the first bat mitzvah ceremony in the United States. Judith Kaplan, daughter of the influential rabbi Mordechai Kaplan, became the first woman to publicly celebrate the traditional Jewish coming-of-age...

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